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Rob Kriewaldt

We Must Be ‘Smart’ About the Future of Infrastructure – WSI

America’s transportation infrastructure is in a pretty dire state. The American Society of Engineers’ (ASCE) last report card gave it an average grade of D+. If the United States were a high school, our parents would be meeting with the principal and we’d probably be concerned about whether we were going to graduate. Few issues […]

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John Watkins

2018 State of the Third-Party Logistics Industry Report – 3PL Central

Over the past decade, there has been an extraordinary amount of change within the logistics industry. And with this change has come new requirements, new competition, new technologies, and more. At 3PL Central, we have watched as our customers have navigated this ever-evolving world of logistics. We compiled these observations—along with our own experiences—in our […]

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Chuck Papa

Software-as-a-Service or Outsourced Managed Services: Which is Right for Your Organization? – Transplace

When it comes to managing transportation operations, shippers are often at a crossroads. They may find themselves asking the questions: Should I implement a transportation management system (TMS) in-house or via software-as-a-service (SaaS)? Should I outsource everything to a Managed Transportation Services (MTS) provider? Or take a hybrid approach? Not all companies’ core competencies are […]

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Steve Wilson

Supply Chain Strategy and E-Commerce Success – Unyson

Companies with an e-commerce strategy often sell a wider variety of products than brick-and-mortar companies. To reap the benefits of that product mix, however, they may need to adapt their supply chain strategy to accommodate the needs of every product they sell. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, e-commerce sales for the second quarter of […]

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John Magee

Bridging the Gap Between Craft and Technology – Crane Worldwide Logistics

Blockchain, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles…it seems like you can’t have a conversation about technology without these buzzwords being thrown around. These kinds of technologies are extremely exciting and will likely change the way we live and work. Having said that, it’s important for companies in our space to strike a balance […]

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Jennifer Benson

Want to Run a More Successful 3PL? Learn from the Best. – 3PL Central

Today’s third-party logistics and warehouse community is accomplishing spectacular things in our rapidly changing environment. From increasing productivity, to growing their customer base, to raking in higher profits, warehouses are thriving in today’s marketplace. Like any 3PL owner, you’re always looking for ways to improve your own results, as well. At 3PL Central, we have […]

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Chad Crotty

Top 8 Logistics Challenges Facing the Industry – DDC FPO

These days you have more challenges than just trying to keep trucks full; you have your hands full of business process needs that can often feel like too much to handle. According to a third-party logistics study by Capgemini, "cutting transportation costs" makes the top of the list as far as concerns for the logistics […]

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Anthony Vitiello

How TMS is Proving ‘Time is Money’ for Shippers in 2018 – UltraShipTMS

There is only one way forward for high-volume shippers who are facing a logistics environment where they’ll be forced to produce far more efficient shipping using far fewer resources in a much more competitive environment. Expectations surrounding shipping velocity (and the fines increasingly imposed for late delivery) have never been higher. The visibility required to […]

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